CHEO is one of the few stand-alone, global leaders in pediatric health and is home to nearly 4,500 staff, medical staff, and learners dedicated to helping children and youth live their best lives. Ranked in the top 1% of Canadian hospitals for the digitization of its clinical infrastructure, including being one of only 7 hospitals in Canada to have reached HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7. CHEO combines excellence in clinical care, research, and education to advance seamless care that is provided where, when, and how it is needed. Every year, CHEO helps more than 500,000 children and youth from Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, Nunavut, and Northern Ontario. Patient satisfaction surveys have several times identified CHEO as the best place for pediatric care in Ontario and Forbes Magazine has twice named the organization as the best place to work in Canadian healthcare.
As a world-class pediatric health and research centre, Digital Health is core to CHEO’s ability to better connect care, deliver an exceptional patient experience, and promote innovation and discovery. CHEO is leading the nation having implemented a state-of-the-art Electronic Health Record software known as EPIC™ which places the information people need at their fingertips, thereby allowing providers, patients, and families to be better engaged in care delivery. This System is shared with SickKids to support a consistent standard of pediatric care across the province. With the Workday ERP suite and Microsoft365 also implemented across the organization, CHEO has the tools needed to innovate faster than most other hospitals. Supporting staff throughout the organization focus on their work, rather than hunting for information.
CHEO is currently seeking its next Director, Digital Health to optimize the use of digital applications, deliver on the goals of the organization, and best serve its patients and their families. Reporting to the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) and working closely with the Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer and IT&S Director, the Director will be vital in developing and evolving the hospital’s Information Systems strategy and digital health strategy, and will foster cooperative and collaborative relationships with clinical and administrative counterparts across the entire hospital to ensure appropriate prioritization of technology solutions.
As the ideal candidate your exceptional interpersonal skills will be key to collaborating with all stakeholders within CHEO, its external partners, and suppliers. You promote modern strategic digital health solutions and will co-lead the Digital Health Steering Committee in developing and implementing latest trends in digital health. You are a natural leader who is comfortable leading a large and very diverse team, who are trend setters in the digital health industry, while maintaining a vision of continuous improvement, and identifying new and viable technologies and partnerships which may be useful to improve quality of patient care at CHEO and enhance the patient experience.
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario is committed to fairness and equity in employment and our recruitment and selection practices. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, women and any others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Hospital community. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as outlined in our Access for People with Disabilities policy.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.